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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Monthly Archives: May 2015
Primary School Diaries Part Five Magazine Years Dear reader Magazine Years has come together beautifully as a production and as a bearer of ideas important to what happens to schools and in classrooms. Magazine Years is a source of considerable … Continue reading
It has come to my attention that the ministry is making a big push on the use of PaCT. The ministry is, of course, being dishonest; taking another step towards a command education system. The ministry’s real purpose is to … Continue reading
The metropolitan newspapers, in neoliberal fashion, are always working to construct a narrative that has teachers at fault – all that is needed being a drop-in hero principal. This website believes the best way to help all children is schools … Continue reading
The following from the Manawatu Standard adds weight to my campaign to have recognised the corruption that is occurring in the manipulation of NCEA results. It takes a provincial newspaper to do it. The major papers won’t do it because … Continue reading
There is not, of course, the evil intent, but with John Hattie we have an academic in overdrive – manipulating and controlling against what as I see as the freedom to be creative. The epitome of Hattie can be reviewed … Continue reading
As a person in education who has fought for a quarter of a century for a culture of education that values above all, teachers having sufficient freedom to be innovative, truly innovative, I feel I am usefully placed to reply … Continue reading
Perhaps you could help the secondary principals, the poor dears are all in a tiz trying to work out why there was a fall in the number of students passing UE, a fall from 71 per cent in 2013 to … Continue reading